Katherine Achacoso

Katherine Achacoso is a doctoral candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She has areas of specialization in Critical Indigenous Studies (Indigenous Feminisms) and Diaspora, Gender, and Sexuality. She was recently awarded the Guarini Pre-to-Post Doctoral Fellowship in Asian American Studies at Dartmouth College (2022-2024). During her pre-doctoral year in the fall, Katherine will complete her dissertation on diasporic Surigaonon critiques of extractive ecologies that span Canada and the Philippines. Then, following graduation, she will teach an upper year seminar in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) on Ocean Feminisms building from the forthcoming double special issue on “Oceanic Filipinx Studies” she is co-editing with Dr. Roderick Labrador and Demiliza Saramosing for ALON: Journal for Diasporic Filipinx and Filipinx American Studies. This semester, Katherine was also awarded the Graduate Division Dean’s Scholarship, the Alfonso Yunchengo Scholarship in Philippine Studies, and the Association for University Women (AAUW) Professional Development grant to complete her fieldwork in Surigao and Tkaronto. She will also be a forthcoming summer fellow for “Dias:Stories,” a collaborative initiative emerging from OCAD University exploring Asian Diasporic experiences in Tkaronto through digital storytelling and animation.